He says that he recently visited the White House twice with proposals on manufacturing and coal, that neither he nor Trump are politicians and they both ran to get something done.
But in a statement Wednesday announcing that he had signed into law a bill imposing sanctions on Russia, Trump said he supported "making clear that America will not tolerate interference in our democratic process and that we will side with our allies and friends against Russian subversion and destabilization".
"The reason why Democrats only talk about the totally made-up Russia story is because they have no message, no agenda and no vision", the president said to cheers.
Members of the sweeping federal investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller requested the White House submit documents linked to Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to the paper, citing authorities close to the investigation.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is switching parties to join Republicans as President Donald Trump plans a visit to the increasingly conservative state.
US media has reported that Mueller is also said to be investigating Trump's financial records unrelated to Russia or the election. Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores declined to comment on the report. But one of the main reasons for holding a grand jury is that it is a powerful investigative tool.
President Trump has maintained there was no collusion between Russia and his campaign during the 2016 election.
"Most people know there were no Russians in our campaign - there never were", Trump told the ecstatic crowd. Because of their wide scope, grand jury investigations can take prosecutors down roads previously unseen-roads that can sometimes lead to an indictment.
A grand jury is distinct from a trial jury in a number of ways.
President Trump once again referred to the Russia investigation as a "witch hunt". Trump has publicly warned Mueller that his financial dealings should be out of bounds and investigating them would cross a red line. His testimony, which lasted for four hours, was the coda to independent counselor Kenneth Starr's investigation into the Whitewater scandal. "You don't impanel a grand jury unless your investigation has discovered enough evidence that you feel reflects a violation of at least one, if not more, criminal provisions", he said.